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Terracotta amphora (jar)

Attributed to the Affecter
Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 550–530 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; black-figure
Dimensions:
H. 16 in. (40.7 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1918
Accession Number:
18.145.15
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 155
Obverse and reverse, Dionysos with men and youths

Though the name the Affecter may have a pejorative ring, attention to his work reveals his accomplishment as an artist. The representation of Dionysos, the god of wine, exemplifies the Affecter's solid, slow-moving figures, sometimes ungainly but always articulated with the most precise and varied detail.
Richter, Gisela M. A. and Marjorie J. Milne. 1935. Shapes and Names of Athenian Vases. pp. 3-4, fig. 9, New York: Plantin Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 58, 198, pl. 38c, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Beazley, John D. 1978[1956]. Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters. pp. 247, 715, no. 90, Add. 2, p. 247, New York: Hacker Art Books.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1981–1999. Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vols. 1-8. Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1986. Atherion-Eros, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 3. Dionysos, no. 814, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

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